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DENIN Dialogue Series: Daniel Hillel

Photo of Daniel HillelThursday, April 4, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Mitchell Hall, Newark, DE
Free and open to the public

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Watch a video of the event here.

Daniel Hillel, winner of the 2012 World Food Prize, the “Nobel Prize of Agriculture,” will be the featured guest in the DENIN Dialogue Series on Thursday, April 4, in Mitchell Hall at 7 p.m.

This series engages experts from around the world in conversation with a knowledgeable host and with the public through an on-stage interview format and audience question and answer session. Robin Morgan, professor of animal and food sciences and former dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will lead the dialogue with Hillel.

In addition to the main evening event, Hillel will take part in several other interactions with University of Delaware faculty and students. No reservations are needed for these events:

Seminar: "The Challenge of Managing the Environment Sustainably in a Changing World"
Wednesday, April 3
1:30–2:30 p.m., Room 102 Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Student Breakfast Q&A Session
Friday, April 5
9:00-10:30 a.m., Collins Room, Perkins Student Center
Bagels, pastries, fruit, juice and coffee will be provided

About Daniel Hillel
Hillel was born in the United States but was taken to Israel as a young child and raised on a kibbutz in a farming environment. Educated at both American and Israeli universities as a soil scientist, he went on to develop micro-irrigation techniques that dramatically improved water efficiency and agricultural output in arid regions.

He has been consulted on sustainable agriculture techniques by more than 30 countries and has written or edited 26 books on the roles of soil and water in healthy agro-ecosystems. Recently he has been working on ways to adjust agricultural techniques to adapt to increasing water stress resulting from climate change.

He divides his time between the Center for Environmental Studies in Israel and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Read Hillel's World Food Prize citation.
View a video about Hillel's work.